BRISTOL, TENN.- Converse tennis held a slight advantage 4-3 heading into the final two singles match of the contest but was unable to close the deal as King took the 5-4 Conference Carolinas match on Wednesday afternoon.
Converse (5-9, 1-5) started off the match sweeping doubles play. Margaret Pridmore (Wodonga, Austraila) and Kaitlin Knight (Sumter, S.C.) battled at the number one doubles winning 8-6. Alex Schlesener (Stone Mountain, Ga.) and Samantha Sheffield (Birmingham, Ala.) put the Valkyries up 2-0 with an 8-4 win at the second slot.
Converse was unable to finish off the match dropping five of the six singles matches. Kaitlin Knight and Samantha Sheffield took their matches to a decisive set.
The Valkyries return home on March 29 for a non-conference match against Montevallo starting at 2pm.
King 5, Converse 4
1. Margaret Pridmore/Kaitlin Knight def. Marianne Hull/Ashley Salazar (KING) 8-6
2. Alex Schlesener/Samantha Sheffield def. Nia Gilliam/Haley Maloney (KING) 8-4
3. Taylor Littlejohn-Barr/Klaire Rouse def. KING by default
1. Hull (KING) def. Alex Schlesener 6-4, 6-3
2. Gilliam (KING) def. Kaitlin Knight 6-4, 1-6, 6-4
3. As. Salazar (KING) def. Margaret Pridmore 6-3, 6-1
4. Al. Salazar (KING) def. Samantha Sheffield 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
5. Maloney (KING) def. Taylor Littlejohn-Barr 6-4, 6-3
6. Klaire Rouse def. KING by default